Jerry Falwell, Jr., president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, has called for students to arm themselves to prevent terrorist attacks on campus. On the other side of the coin, University of Oklahoma president David Boren is strongly opposed to allowings students and faculty to carry concealed on his Norman campus, insisting that such permission "makes no sense" and would put students and faculty "at risk."
More than a million people have seen the dashcam video of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke gunning down Laquan McDonald on the night of October 20, 2014, thanks to the efforts of a freelance journalist.
A report released by Amnesty International says that ISIS has accumulated a large arsenal that includes U.S.-made weapons that the terrorist force has obtained from both the Iraqi army and Syrian rebel groups fighting against Bashar al-Assad.
A University of Texas at Austin panel has recommended that campus policy permit concealed handguns in classrooms. The recommendations are part of an overall effort by the university to comply with Governor Abbott’s “campus carry” law that was signed into law last spring and will take effect on August 1, 2016.
After militant Islamists killed 14 people in San Bernardino, some sheriffs and police chiefs are defying the party line and calling on citizens to arm themselves. Law enforcement's typical message is, "Call the police. Let the professionals handle things." But now a brave few have raised a call to arms, telling citizens that since police can't be everywhere at once, it is up to individuals to protect themselves and their communities until police can arrive.